Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 14-05-2012
NEW YORK—The diminutive, delicately carved, 12th century Lewis chessmen face off in an endgame at the Cloisters, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art of the Middle Ages.
Their expressive faces, with bulging eyes, down-turned mouths, and gestures with their tiny hands prove a counterintuitive notion. Comical, even adorable, toy-like artwork can achieve historical and international significance.
The exhibit, The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen From the Isle of Lewis, brings 34 of the world’s most famous chess pieces from the British Museum to New York City.
More than 70 chess pieces were unearthed in 1831, buried in a stone chest on the Isle of Lewis, off the coast of Scotland. Bas
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 09-05-2012
TERRE HAUTE — From wacky science and space exploration to fairy tales and superheroes, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum has scheduled an exciting list of summer programs.
The camps, which are packed with themed activities, experiments and lessons from all areas of science, are designed to inspire children and awaken their curiosity in the exploration and interaction with science and technology.
Camps will be conducted from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Friday, during the weeks of June 12, 19 and 26; and July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Each
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 10-04-2012
Ventura’s Michael O’Kelly has submitted a short film about science fiction legend Ray Bradbury to the inaugural Your Film Festival.
Titled “Live Forever,” the 15-minute docudrama is described as “an inspiring, emotional and humorous odyssey illustrating Bradbury’s life and creative process.”
The 91-year-old Bradbury, author of such iconic books as “The Martian Chronicles,” “The Illustrated Man,” “Fahrenheit 451″ and “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” has worked with O’Kelly on the project for the past three years.
The film begins with Bradbury’s birth in 1920, traces his influence on the golden age of science fiction, explores his work with Walt and Roy Disney, and delves into his views on space, the future of mankind and death.
Featured is a mix of new interviews, vintage footage and original animation by O’Kelly’s co-producer, Christopher “Moonlight” Cooksey.
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 02-04-2012
Sullivan — A compelling exhibit of photographic portraits of children in need of adoptive families, the Indiana Heart Gallery, is stopping by the Sullivan County Library from Saturday through March 25. The Indiana Department of Child Services uses the Heart Gallery to help raise awareness about the approximately 300 Hoosier children currently in foster care still in need of a forever home.
All children want a home filled with love and a family with whom they can share their birthdays and celebrate holidays. They want a room with their own toys, to have friends, play sports and participate in after-school activities. M
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 28-03-2012
Michael Teller, founder and president of TK Asian Antiquities, has handled thousands of ancient artifacts from China over the past 30 years. A leading authority on Chinese antiquities, Teller has developed comprehensive scientific research to authenticate and restore artifacts.
Below, Teller offers his insights to investors and those new to Asian art.
How would a new investor get started?
The first thing would be to determine three things about the investors themselves. One, how much money do they have to spend? Two, how long do they want to hold the investment?
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 20-03-2012
TERRE HAUTE — Solly Burton and B.G. McPike have teamed up again with Fulbright Scholar, folklorist, and Irish whistler extraordinaire, Nan McEntire, to release an album of their own angles on music of Ireland and the British Isles.
A CD release party from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Coffee Grounds at 423 Wabash Ave., will include music, fun, great desserts and coffee. T